Tuesday, August 23, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas M fill FOR ADC 780 WIT AUGUST HERALD HUNG SPORTS CHAMPS Smithson Valley goes unbeat en to win Alamo Heights vol leyball Page 5 SCHOOL STARTS DRIVE SAFE Today is the first day of school for NBISD and Watch out for buses loading and unloading Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 235 12 1 section CLICK Mostly sunny High Low 10274 Details Council proposes property tax rate By Leigh Jonas Staff Writer City council gave New Braunfelsers notice Monday they plan to set next years tax rate at Although they could decide to lower the rate based on pub lic input before it is finally approved the list of items citizens will get with the additional money will be hard to pass The additional revenue will enable the city to pay for six new police officers and six fire something council members had labeled a priori ty throughout the current budgeting Citizens also will be able to return to the library This is great said Councilwoman Gale We do have to be fiscally but we have to take care of the services people expect the city to See Page 3 DEAR ABBY 8 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 7 CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS TAX REVENUE i BENEFITS A list of i additional i resouces next years property tax revenue will allow the city to Pet is on age TTC ups enrollment for semester By Leigh Jones Staff Writer AT A GLANCE 1 What Manu facturingbased ESL Class reg istration H When 5 today and M What Medical based ESL Class registra tion I When 9 and 5 today and tomorrow I What Industry based GED preparation Class registra tion I When 6 today I Where Central TexasTechno logy 2189 FM 758 Empty desks were hard to find at the Central Texas Technol ogy Center Monday night as the schools fall semester credit classes Even the facilitys conference room was filled with Interim Director Michael Morphew said fall enrollment had reached 256 stu dents for the first day up 21 percent compared to last When you count our noncredit we have a lot more students out here every he Three of the schools most popular regular classes medical and industrialbased ESL and GED preparation begin next with registration continuing The courses are offered free of See Page 3 COMING SUNDAY Swim time Island Time Bods opens business in New bringing fun for all Perry orders TEA to implement restrictions on school spending By April Castro Associated Press Writer AUSTIN the Legislature for inac tion during three failed special Rick Perry on Monday ordered the state educa tion commissioner to restrict how much Texas schools can spend out side of direct classroom o Rick Perry Under rive districts will be required to spend no more man 35 percent of their budgets on nonclassroom expenses such as transporta school lunches and See Page 2 SCHOOL DAY JITIERS Lamar Primary kindergarten teacher Martha Parker helps William Whitehead unpack his school sup plies during Meet the Teacher at the school Friday Incoming kindergarten ers and Dominick Kendrick quick ly discover the toys in tneir new classroom at Lamar Photos by DAVID HeraldZeitung Students visit teachers before first day of classes By David Rupkalvis News Editor After 33 years of not much can faze Martha But when 5 and 6yearold students began visiting her classroom Parker couldnt contain her Its always she I cant wait to see them and see whos going to be in Its a fun a kindergarten teacher at Lamar joined hundreds of teachers throughout Comal County over the last week who welcomed new stu dents during Meet the Teacher William White head returned to Lamar for the sec ond making the big jump from preK to kinder Hes been very said i Williams He got a little postcard in the and hes been carrying it around for After meeting his William began exploring his Im just trying to look at all the he said before moving to check out another When asked if he was ready for school to William paused and matter of factly Dominick Kendrick will go to school for the first time When he met Parker and Leisha for the first he seemed shy and But minutes he was play ing games and SCHOOL DAYS H Check the Herald Zeitung Wednesday for coverage on the first day of school in Comal See Page 3 Cooking school to answer a batch of questions From Staff Reports Why does my white sauce turn out lumpy Ive watched many cook ing programs where the chef pre pares the sauce but mine turns out a sticky Sound familiar If you are looking to expand your cooking endeavors beyond the level of pour in a pan and make plans to attend the Taste of Home Cooking School to be held 20 at the New Braunfels Civic 380 The evening demonstration will be presented byTamra Duncan from the cooking school Duncan promises to sprinkle her perform ance with cooking tips that just AT A GLANCE I What Taste of Home Cooking School I When 5 doors program 20 I Where Ciyjc center I Cost Tickets are and can be purchased at the Herald might include the food preparation answers you Im always surprised when chat ting with my staff to leani guests will ask questions that we assumed are common We need to remind ourselves that when learning to no question is too said Sandy executive director of the cooking I remember when I was a young cook and plan ning a dinner party that included Cornish I was so anxious to try out my new rotisserie mat I didnt take time to properly clean the Was I embarrassed when my guests cut into their beautiful looking Cor nish hens and discovered the giblets were still in the The secret to a successful white sauce is in the said The sauce is made by adding milk to a cooked mixture of but ter and Some think the milks temperature but stirring is the With the pan off the See Page 3 IR O A I I T Y Health Alert TheTexas Commission on En vironmental Quality and the Alamo Area Council of Governments has declared today an Air Quality Health Alert Reduce unnecessary vehicle Carpool if possible or com bine all errands into one Avoid use of drive through lanes or Dont refuel during 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